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Thursday 20 January 2011

The Bobby Dazzler Shiraz

The Wife has not been too impressed with some of my recent purchases.  Attempting to rectify this, I enquired what her favourite wines were: "Grange and Two Hands Ares" she answered.  Hmm, $550 and about $270 per bottle respectively.

Deep down knowing she is a fan of the fruit bomb I picked up a bottle of this.  A touch of violet on the nose that adds an additional layer to some red-belly black fruits - you know what I mean. There is also a slightly earthen, leathery edge to it too that leads into the palate where a simple presentation of the aforementioned fruit is delivered.

The wine finishes up with a hit of mocha and chocolate, fading to a burst of warmth.  The wine concludes with a trail of generous spice disappearing towards the back of the throat.

Summary, an easy going - yet well constructed - South Australian red.  The wine is made by Ben Riggs - of Mr Riggs, Penny's Hill and Pertaringa fame.  You could do far worse for a sub-$20 glugger.

Source: Retail, Spiros Toowong
Price: $16 ish
Closure: Screwcap

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